"buses (and roads)" Luang Prabang Transportation Tip by call_me_rhia

Luang Prabang Transportation: 69 reviews and 83 photos

  the road vang vieng - LP, partly washed away
by call_me_rhia

Coming from the south (vientian and vang vieng basically) the cheapest way to get to Luang prabang is by bus. I heard it's definitely not comfortable: buses are overcrowded, slow, and the road is twisting and turning - when it's not washed away. Having heard many horror stories, through a travel agent I managed to organize a group and rent a mini-van - making the trip a lot more bearable. Still we had our rough patrches, like trying to navigate a river of mud while avoiding to fall down the ravine where the road had just vanished.
If you insist on taking the bus - buy your ticket in advance: buses are often full and there are only a handful of them a day

Mode: TO
Type: Bus

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 9, 2002
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